Thursday, October 02, 2008

Help me win a trip to Europe!

Oh my gah, I'm so excited! I won a regional pizza contest sponsored by Bolla Wines of Italy last month. It was my first entry into a real recipe competition, and I took first place! That is, first out of the 8 western states.

Now comes the big stuff, though. Bolla Wines is sending one grand prize winner to either Naples, Italy or Paris, France to tour Bolla's winery and attend the International Pizza Championship! Thirty percent (30%) of the judging will be based on internet voting. This is where I need your help.

I feel like such a fucking shill doing this, but seriously, people. A free trip to Europe? Please, please help me! I'll be your best friend! All you have to do is go to the Bolla Wines website (click the hotlink) and enter your birthdate (if you're under 21, you'll have to just cheer for me instead). Then select my pizza with a 4-pizza rating! You only have until October 15, so you should do it now before you forget. Again, bend me over and call me Sally, I feel like such a whore right now. But it's a free trip to Europe. A FREE TRIP TO EUROPE.

My pizza is chanterelle with arugula-pumpkin seed pesto and chevre. Tomorrow or this weekend I'll make it and post it so you can see how yummeh it is. Everyone who reads my blog knows this is a typical flavor profile for me (I'da used nettle pesto if it weren't so difficult for the average household to procure), and I'm staying true to the gizzame by entering this recipe. I'm so flattered to have been selected.

My pizza represents the Pacific Northwest perfectly. The only thing that could make it any more PNW is if there were salmon, huckleberries and hazelnuts on it. Which everyone knows is a fucking nasty pizza.

Okay, I'll stop now. I already need to go shower because I feel so dirty groveling like this, like a common coke whore, but I swear I will wisdom-rock your bonch so hard you'll forget who's on the penny if you vote for me.

Thank you! I love you!

44 comments:

LMC said...

Done, I visit via Syd's.

Good Luck!

Syd said...

I got your back. Voting now.

Mike of Mike's Table said...

That's really exciting--I hope you win! You've got my vote :-)

StickyGooeyCreamyChewy said...

Done! Good luck! I'm rooting for you!

Nik Snacks said...

I'd rather vote for you than those other people...

Emiline said...

I'm voting for you! Good luck!
Can we vote more than once?

CONGRATS! That's amazing!

Peter G said...

Go Heather! Done and dusted as we say!

Núria said...

Congratulations!!!! Hey that's great news :D :D! You must be like floating in a cloud ;D

I'm voting for you, no worries and as soon as you post about it with pictures and so, I'll mention it in a future post in my blog so that you get more traffic and votes! Anything for a friend :D.

Would love to see your face... too bad Paris or Napoles are a bit far from Barcelona ;D

Foodycat said...

If you come to Europe you are making me that pizza.

ntsc said...

You got my vote.

Although my favorite pizza involves my wife's tomato sauce and my pepperone. I can and I dry cure. I also do scratch crust.

http://blog.charcuteire.com/2008/02/03/pizza.aspx

Judy@nofearentertaining said...

Yay Heather!!! I voted...Can we vote again and again???

Ben said...

Yay that's exciting! I voted for you, if you win you gotta take me with you! Hehe

Good luck girl.

Bellini Valli said...

Good luck Heather!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Mosby said...

DAMMIT! Stupid work stupid firewall blocked the stupid Bolla site! Will do it this evening, I swear. So, are you always on this corner?

Brittany said...

Voted. You're totaly gonna win.

And I'm not blowing smoke up your ass when I say I truly think your recipe was the best.

That sounds like I'm blowing smoke, but I'm not.

glamah16 said...

Yeah. I never win any contests and win this on your first try! Im heading over to vote now.If I were rich I would take over with us to Sweden this summer .

Heather said...

Thanks, you guys! I'll mention you in my acceptance speech. Joking, it's really up to the judges, but hopefully the judges will be swayed by all the traffic I can bring to their website.

ntsc - it's a good thing you didn't enter the contest.

Mosby - bitch this is MY corner and you better get to steppin' before I cut you. (did that sound like something a ho would say?)

Brittany - I don't mind a little sunny weather up my ass, but you prolly just like mine 'cuz you're in Seattle. Pacific Northwest, baby! What WHAT?

Lisa-Marie said...

DONE. as Gordon Ramsay would say.

Can i just say as well, I'm an adventurous eater, and yours is the only pizza on that list I'd go near!

It looks nom-able!

Brittany said...

Done! I hope you get it, yours was the most innovative!

KD @ A Bit Squirrelly said...

Gotta vote for a fellow NW gal! Good luck!

The Short (dis)Order Cook said...

You got my pizza slices. Good luck.

Anonymous said...

Well I gave you four slices - good luck. I also want to thank you for drawing my attention to the phrase 'I will wisdom-rock your bonch so hard you'll forget who's on the penny '

Helen said...

I'm not anonymous - I'm me! (see above)

Mr. Rosewater said...

Ok you got my vote. The pizza sounds frikin amazing, by the way. Great. Now I'm hungry for pizza.

peter said...

I voted AND gave you mention in today's post. Just remember, when you get to Italy BEWARE of the complimentary Pantene.

Did I mention that I speak Italian, and am an excellent guide?

Rev. Danno said...

Dictum, Factum.
I voted for the both of us.

I've been making beer!

Rev. Danno said...

By the both of us I ment Christ and myself, I thought I was logged into the wedding blog account, and not my own. Just so you didn't think that I thought I was two people.

Rev. Danno said...

And by Christ I meant Christy, and by ment I meant meant.

aforkfulofspaghetti said...

I'm voting for you on the strict condition that if you win said trip, you come and show your face here in the UK. I might even buy you a drink.

Oh and, er, yeah. Good stuff, well done, tally ho, and all that. ;-)

Foodycat said...

... OK, have voted. And even if it wasn't you I'd have voted for yours - the corn, seafood & peach pizzas tick 3 of my "most hated" boxes!

We Are Never Full said...

ok, i'm off doing it right now. that's awesome. you're not a shill(????), you're just cheap, let's be honest. times are tough right now. i have to go to england twice a year to visit family (and my new grandson in london, bitches!), which, i'm not complaining about, but if i could win a free trip even there, I would. it's so damn expensive.

good for you. you deserve it.

oh and i was laughing so hard at your comment on peters latest post re: the millionare and pussy jokes. you go girl - get his money AND his business!!!!

Jeremy said...

Girlfriend, I so helped you out, you owe me...actually if you could check out my awesome pizza I made inspired from my own trip to Istanbul, well that would be so cool!

Love your attitude,what are friends for?

Heather said...

Thanks, everyone! Now, hopefully the judges will see that I am clearly the one who deserves a trip to Europe.

Jeremy - You didn't include a link, so I can't see your pizza!

Hunter Angler Gardener Cook said...

With groveling like that I couldn't resist! ya vote!

Marc @ NoRecipes said...

You'd only be a shill if your recipe sucked, but it was the best looking one of the bunch:-) You have my 4 slice vote:-)

Tom Aarons said...

Voted. Now what's all this about wisdom rocking my something or other?

Jeremy said...

My pizza or pide is at www.stirthepots.com

Zen Chef said...

Done!

Just bring me back some chocolates. :-)

canarygirl said...

Done, babe. :)

Jen of A2eatwrite said...

Heather, you SO rock! Congrats! My vote is in.

JennDZ - The Leftover Queen said...

Best of luck Heather! I am running over to vote for you RIGHT NOW!!!

Heather said...

i'm voting right now! arugula pumpkin pesto sounds amazing!!

Passionate About Baking said...

You got my vote...got here from Nuria's. All the very best!!! Cheers Deeba

Reeni said...

I voted and wish you the best!!